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Saying Hello from the PNW

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Withak, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Withak

    Withak Monkey

    Greetings everyone. I found this site about 2-3 months ago while doing some searches online and popped in but didn't join at that time. I've joined up now so I can look around and maybe weigh in on conversations from time to time.

    I'm not a big time prepper, but I'm always interested in what I can do to be better prepared for things like the big one. I'm gradually gathering what I need both at home and when I'm away. I'm also very interested in discussing firearms and am a regular over on NWFA - folks there know me as etrain16.

    Anyway, it's good to be here, thanks for having me.
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Land Projectile Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey, from another PNW member!! Several old members from NWFA here.
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  3. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey+ Site Supporter+

    Oh, it's a whole slew of us PNW folks out here. Welcome.
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Welcome here!! Wet side or Dry side?
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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey Tree... Pick out a branch, and have a look around
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  6. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

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  7. Withak

    Withak Monkey

    Right in tight to the great disappointment of PDX ;)
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  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    I seem to remember going to high school somewhere out that way....:whistle:
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  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Welcome to the monkey @Withak . The statement above shows you are thinking more then many in that area. If the Cascadia subduction zone ever lets loose, you will want to have a plan. That will be a mess and a nightmare to get away from. I applaud you for taking that threat serious. One doesn't need to live in fear, they just need to acknowledge that it can happen.

    Glad you joined
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  10. Withak

    Withak Monkey

    Thanks for the welcome. I think it really hit home for us last year when we were vacationing on the coast. There had recently been another report on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. I started doing some research about what our options were on the coast. Where we were (Rockaway), it soon became apparent not only how quickly we would need to evacuate, but also how cut off we would be after the event - cut off from supplies, transportation, medication, communication. It was very sobering and we decided to make some more serious plans not only at home, but when travelling, so we could at least have a slightly better chance to survive in the short and long term.
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  11. GOG

    GOG Monkey++ Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
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  12. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++

    Welcome from the desert southwest. Good info on here, even better people who would be happy to help direct you to the good info.

    Glad to have you.
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  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    @Withak I really like your post above. I will admit that I also look at security and stuff when I travel. I just took a class in Civilian tactical and one thing they drove home is, beware of the herd. Most people when trying to escape are going to go for the obvious. You can get trampled or bottle necked. When that happens, you are more apt to be in danger.
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  14. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    Welcome from Mississippi
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  15. Withak

    Withak Monkey

    Thanks to all for the kind welcome!
  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Stay and be welcome.
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  17. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey

    Welcome from north Idaho...
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  18. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  19. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Great to see you made it here!
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  20. Withak

    Withak Monkey

    Good to see you too 3M-TA3 :)
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